changing the color of indivisual letters on keyboard

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  1. woodyman

    woodyman Senior Member Developer

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    is there anyway I can modify the color of an indivual letter in the framework-res.apk or do I need to edit a different apk, I know how to change boxs and such to make themes but I can't find the indiviual letters that appear on the virtual keyboard.. id like to change them so the the letters. I-l-o-v-e-y-u. I'm sure u can already see what I'm trying to do, i I'm tryiing to get this soon being that I have an anniversary coming up and I really wanna surprise my Girlfriend with this when she goes to use her phone.. I know I'm a loser.. lol


    Anyone have any advice.?
     
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    Well your name is "woody".! Jk that's a great idea. Btw. Hope you can get it to work.
     
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    Lol, I know.. and thanks, hopefully someone knows..
     
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    woodyman Senior Member Developer

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    ok so after digging through basically every apk on the droid system, i havn't been able to find any of the keyboard letters, i've found the boxes and everything that they go in and the symbols like * and the numbers from the keyboard but no sign of the indivual letters, so my guess is that there probably in an eml file or somthing.. so if it is can we change the color within the eml file or what..
     
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    I would open something like GIMP and edit them. That is how I changed mine.

    Look in here.....\Contacts\res\drawable-hdpi-finger. Depending on your theme, maybe the numbers aren't also showing the letters? Mine do in the Flavored Ice theme.

    -Mike
     
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    thanks, i didn't even think to look in the contacts apk, i'll check it out and let you know hope this it.. lol

    :icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
     
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    OK those were for the dialer and such, which i think i will change to now, but originally i just wanted to change the color of the letters on the devices virtual keyboard and i can't seem to find those pngs anywhere.. so for now its looking like i can only change the color for the virtual dialpad, not the keyboard

    :mad:
     
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    Sorry. I had this feeling I didn't really understand what you were asking. No fault of yours, just my lack of reading comprehension.

    -Mike
     
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    its all good, im not the clearest typer, i confuse myself alot with things i type, i think faster then i type and it screws me up.. lol but thanks..
     
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    Hang tight. I'll get this figured out for you.

    -Mike
     
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    This isn't possible buddy, sorry. What would need to be done is you would have to edit some xml's. Basically have the original, that points to every other letter. Then another xml to tell it which .png to look for for the iloveyu letters. This would be a huge undertaking as you would have to edit mutiple files with a hex editor, and even change the contacts.apk itself.

    The xmls in the layout folder of contacts.apk/res tell it where to look when it is looking for the key images. Or the keyboard.apk or whatever it is. It tells it to look at 1 file. So telling it to look at 2 different ones for certain keys would be a lot to do. I'm sure it is possible, but your going to need a good hacker. You may even have to rebuild the entire .apk itself, and without the google or motorola keys you probably couldn't resign it.

    I'm sure it's a lot more technical than this, but this is just the jist of what your trying to get done.
     
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    Well thanks forbyour help, I started to guess it would be an xml file after the first night.. lol.. o well on to plan b..
     
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    I do have a pink theme if you want to check it out
     
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    woody, what about changing the "verizon wireless" bar to "iloveyu"? then she would be able to see it all the time, not just when something was open.....
     
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    the stock keyboard layout is in LatinIME.apk in /system/app/

    2.1 roms it's in VoiceSearchWithKeyboard.apk

    modify the images with gimp or photoshop works fine, but you must change both landscape and portrait modes for it to be uniform.

    Happy Anniversary.
     
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